Have your say about Logan's Ekka public holiday in our poll

Have your say: Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan has called for a vote on the Ekka public holiday date in Logan.

Have your say: Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan has called for a vote on the Ekka public holiday date in Logan.

A Logan City councillor has called for constituents to have their say on the date of this year's Ekka public holiday.

Division 9 councillor Scott Bannan has urged people to have their say on whether the day should be moved to accommodate a joint public holiday with Brisbane.

It comes after Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced that Brisbane's day would be changed from its traditional Wednesday slot to Friday, August 14, due to the show's cancellation and in a bid to support the embattled tourism industry.

For Logan City to change its public holiday, which is set down for Monday, August 10, it would have to lodge a request with the state government.

Mr Bannan said he wanted to gauge people's opinion on the best day to have the holiday.

"From a councillor's point of view, I'd rather open it up for comment than just say what I think the day should be," Mr Bannan said.

"The whole idea [of being a councillor] is go get more community input.

"The more community feedback we can get, the better.

"Some people might not care less. The ones who do, will vote."

The Redlands' holiday has remained in its usual Monday slot, as Capalaba MP Don Brown calls for more community consultation on the date.

"Some families have kids that are at school in the Redlands and an older kid studying in Brisbane or the parents work in Brisbane and their kids go to school in the Redlands," he said.

"That means that those families can't share in the long weekend together and we can't get the full economic benefit of having a long weekend."

Mr Brown said a date change would also provide a benefit to local businesses as the third stage of the state government's coronavirus road map would be in full swing by August.

"That is why the state government made the change [in Brisbane]," he said.

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